Archive for July, 2012

A Case has been filed against TNA- Additional information.

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

By Charles.S.Perera After the article  ” A Case has been filed against the TNA” was published in the Lanka web and copied to an email Forum with Google, a question was raised as to the transparency of accounting for the contributions sent to the Account of the  Sinhala Jathika Peramuna on behalf of its secretary […]

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Can Asia challenge the West

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Shenali Waduge A question never answered is why does the West dominate the world and why do the rest of the world allow the West to dominate them? Moreover, it is always inferred that the West is superior and thus what the West says, does or advises is superior “”…” no questions asked. As we […]

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India Military Designs and Regional Peace

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

By Afshain Afzal India has decided to go for fast track to reach to the level of regional super power. When Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is now President of India, met Indian Chief of Army Staff General V K Singh in February 2012 but refused to disclose the details of his discussions many analysts got […]

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The Unique Historical Gandhi Mandir(Temple)”

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

PRAMOD RANJAN KUMAR President On behalf of Gandhi Mandir Development Committee. “The temple is being re-developed, beautified and maintained with the financial assistance graciously given by ADITYA BIRLA GROUP”. The foundation stone of Gandhi Mandir at Bhatra in the municipal area of Sambalpur was laid on March 23, 1971 by the then Revenue Divisional Commissioner […]

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“අගෝ්ස්තු 1 දා සිට දිවයිනේ වීදි ලාම්පු වලින් 50%ක් නිවාදැමීමට පියවර”

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

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LTTE sympathisers and Catholic priests oppose Muslim Resettlement in Northern Sri Lanka

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

By Muhammad Siddique I am writing this to draw the attention of all Sri Lankans to the continued injustice committed against the Muslims of Mannar by the remnants of the LTTE and their sympathisers, including the Catholic clergy. It is very unfortunate that the Muslim political leadership is so divided on this issue that there is […]

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Injustice in Mannar – Tamil Extremist Forces threaten Muslim Resettlement

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

By Dr Hasbullah Tamil politicians, Tamil state officials, the Catholic clergy and the legal system in the north including in Mannar have been trying their best to prevent the return of Muslims who have waited for more than two decades to return to their places of origin in the north of the country. The Muslim […]

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Lack of Culture or Business Etiquette of Sri Lanka “Businessmen”

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Prof. Hudson McLean I have heard from numerous sources and potential investors, their frustration of not being able to get a response from Sri Lanka “Businessmen”. Whether it be the Government Official Ministries or the Private Sector, the Sri Lankans seem to overflow with lethargic incompetence when it comes to answering emails, or telephone calls. […]

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FUTA President Nirmal Devasiri is mislead and suffers from a complex

Monday, July 30th, 2012

By Charles.S.Perera Lanka Truth of the JVP reported on 28 July,2012, ”  The Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) today said it is not prepared to accept the invitation of Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake, to report to work from July 30″ . Nirmal Devasiri says, ” the strike action will not end until their […]

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Suggestion for Z Score related problem in university admission

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Shyam Ratnayake Dear sir I have a suggestion for Z -score mess,please publish it in order to get everyone in to the disscusion.I think ranking the two students populations based on a combined z score for a single competitive ranking list is not the best way. The two groups have sat for two different set […]

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What the Tamil Refugees taught the HR-Lawyers.

Monday, July 30th, 2012

by Double-Beedi Selva (DBS)  Two Asian Human-Rights lawyer types were waiting for the Brussels-to-Paris fast-TGV train, holding their first-calls tickets in hand. Then they noticed two of the Tamil-refugee claimants (TRCs) that they had defended the day before, also appearing on the same platform, but with only one first class ticket!  ‘Dorei‘ said the short, […]

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Buddhism and Organic Evolution.

Monday, July 30th, 2012

R Chandrasoma Unlike the clear metaphysical stance of the Monotheists (Christians, Jews Muslims etc.), Buddhism does not endorse a definitive background ontology on what may be called the “ƒ”¹…”Cosmic Habitat’ “”…” the grand stage on which the events of the world as we know it are enacted. The Monotheists have a very direct description of […]

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TEA IS OUR PRIDE

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Sarath Wijesinghe  (Ambassador to United Arab emirates) Tea is our pride, for which we can be proud of for the reason that it is the best tea on the Globe. It is the duty of every Sri Lankan, especially the Diplomatic Missions worldwide to defend and promote our silver inherited as much as the beauty […]

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UK Tamils’ dud shell against Sri Lanka President’s arrival for Olympics Opening

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Asada M Erpini A recent report in the UK Independent has served as a neat dead rope for the UK Tamils whose raison d’ƒÆ’†’ªtre seems to be protesting against the Sri Lanka President, high government officials or, for that matter, anything that gives a positive image of Sri Lanka, According to a news item that […]

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ASYLUM SEEKERS – GOOD RIDDANCE OF THE BAD RUBBISH (GROBR)

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Jaymangala Over the last few weeks, Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has intercepted eight boats heading towards Australia  with almost 600 asylum seekers arrested including the smugglers. But still not good enough for the Ausralain High Commissioner Robyn Mudie. She has hinted at the failure of SLN when she met the SLN Commander Vice Admiral Somathilake […]

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Lankan Dogs protest in the Indian Way

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Anuradhini Doing business in India, arguably the filthiest country in the wold as described by a Chinese tourist, goes like this. “Puri is a tourist hot spot on the east coast, where heaven and hell come together. One side of town is the hotel area, with its picturesque beaches, the other side is a poor […]

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Injustice to Mannar Muslims – who is the BIG LIAR?

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

S.H. Hasbullah  University of Peradeniya I wish to add few additional points on this.  The information that I am adding here come from my own observations on this and similar other issues that returnee Muslims are faced today in the north.  I can substantiate what I say in the following section with necessary evidences  if […]

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Religious History of Fasting: How it establishes the Truth of the Holy Quran!

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

By I. Ahmad Source / Credit: Ahmadiyya Gazette USA  Holy Qur’an says:-“O ye who believe! fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may guard against evil.”  (Al Quran 2:184)  This verse was revealed in the seventh century Arabia, which had very limited knowledge of religions in other parts […]

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Worship and Righteous deeds during Ramadhan.

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

By A. Abdul Aziz, Press Secretary, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Sri Lanka. (Given below is an excerpt the Friday Sermon of Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Supreme Head of the world-wide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam, delivered on 27th July 2012 at “ƒ”¹…”Baithul Futhuh’, London, U.K., gave a discourse on Ramadhan, Worship and Righteous deeds. Ahmadiyya Khalifa […]

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Coming to terms with Sri Lanka’s colonial past : Call for justice after 500 years

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

by Janaka Perera Courtesy Daily News Galle Fort with Old Harbour in foreground “HOW long illustrious companions, shall we live as slaves to these vile Portuguese, whose harsh servitude you have borne for nearly 125 years without any other liberty than what they permit us?… If they put up with us, it is only to make […]

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Sri Lankan boat refugees move to Australia: Economic concerns main reason – Counter-terrorism expert

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

By Shanika SRIYANANDA Courtesy The Sunday Observer Shanaka Jayasekara Apart from crime stories, boat people, who risk their lives on a deadly journey to Australia have ‘decorated’ the front pages of most of the local newspapers as well as Australian newspapers. Australia, with a steady influx of asylum-seekers, has become the most sought after destination […]

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Continuing the series on What Happened in the History of Jaffna – Blaming the Sinhalese for the “insane fury” of Jaffna

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

H. L. D. Mahindapala  A closer look into what happened in the history of Jaffna will reveal that dark, demonic and destructive forces presided over its hidden past. Tragically, these dark forces have not evaporated. They still cloud the skies of Jaffna casting long shadows ominously across its future. The ill-fated future of Jaffna was […]

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Ideas on Economic Development

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

By Garvin Karunaratne, Ph.D. (Michigan State University) former G.A. Matara,  The aim of this paper is to highlight certain areas of action to enable Sri Lanka  to make headway in economic development.  Minister Sarath Amunugama in his opening words at the recent Economic Summit  has said some words of wisdom. Both Foreign Investment as well […]

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Oh Danny Boyle, the world has watched Britain in awe

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

James Gillespie, Jon Ungoed-Thomas and Kate Mansey  Courtesy The Sunday Times (UK) The opening ceremony mixed this island’s history, its humour and the Sex Pistols to stun a global audience IT HAD everything: thunderous music, dancing beds, cycling doves and a first-time actress who stole the show. Danny Boyle’s £27m opening ceremony for the 2012 London Olympics […]

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A Case has been filed against the TNA

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

By Charles.S.Perera One man stood up against all odds to challenge the legal right of the TNA to claim to represent the Tamil people with an Agenda to set up a separate Eelam state despite its sham call for a Separate State within a united Sri Lanka.  There was another “”…”Stanley Perera who did not […]

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Village Sketch–26, Wala Semba: Simpleton or Entertainer?

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

By Arcadius  Wala Semba (one who used a pot to empty a pit) was a well-known person in our village. He was a seedy, bandy-legged man sporting a bristling moustache. His face revealed the unmistakable signs of a quitter. Although the village folks had no knowledge of physiognomy, they saw cowardice wrapped up in his […]

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LTTE Diaspora dramatics will soon become a nuisance to Western nations

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Shenali Waduge There’s always a tolerable level to anything and sooner than later the LTTE diaspora are going to find out that they may need to do far more than take to the streets in processions against Sri Lanka, bribe the local MPs while carrying out nefarious acts like credit card scams, gang wars, human […]

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How on earth did they do that? Danny Boyle turned the audience into a huge human video screen -World heaps praise on Opening Ceremony

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Courtesy The Times The Olympics opening ceremony has been hailed as a “whimsical, riotous and very British” triumph by viewers from around the world, who heaped praise on director Danny Boyle’s tribute to Britain. A billion people are estimated to have tuned in to watch the £27 million spectacular, while thousands of others travelled to […]

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It is great stupidity if Editors, News Editors, Features Editors, Senior reporters and Media Directors of national Newspapers and the Electronic Media believe that media is above reproach.

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

By Professional Analyst – Canada, 28.07.2012. “Freelance Journalist/Journalism” cannot be killed in Sri Lanka by these media bandits. From the comments made by a reader, (Ref: Groundviews.com2012/07/24/whither-sri-lankas-media/)   I begin my contribution of thoughts to that wonderful presentation of the reality of the plight of Journalism in Sri Lanka. In fact, there is nothing more to […]

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Liberal MP, Jim Karygiannis

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario, Canada 27 July 2012 Avinash Gavai (Chatter House) THE EMBASSY Ottawa Dear Avinash Gavai: Your news item ‘Jim’s at it again” and the comment by Azerbaijani’s Ambasador Farid Shafiyev “What a choice made by the Liberal Party for the position of multicultural critic!” says  it all about […]

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